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FOR MATRON AND MAID. PLENTY OF TIME FOR HOBBIES. The l»elkf that nearly all that interested her bai'i'-e marriage must be given up because of the number of duties thav come to the young housewr..s 16 quite erroneous. b Starting out with such an idea, a housewife will often be found in the toils of multitudinous trilling duties without a* moment for herself. Yet if a method had mapped out from the first, she might have kept her old interests, and all would have gone well. Four principal rules for the housewife, young or old, should be early risin. punctuality, con- centration on the job m hand, and moderate curb on the tongue. Then all the little house- hold duties should bo arranged in convenient order, so that the one fits in with the other. All comparatively dirty tasks should be done at one time, all the duties on one floor per- formed as nearly as poS5ibl at the same time. If the little points like are overlooked, half the morning is absorbed in running up and down stairs, in washing hands, in talking of what is going to be done, and trying to recall what you were on the point of commencing. WE WILL BUY EXPERIENCE. If youth and experience could only go to- gether, what an all-conquering combination they would It is one of the saddest con- trad'ctions of this misfit world that the power to discriminate and to appreciate is apt to come too late. It is a curious trait in human nature that, although in science, and for that matter, all other impersonal matters connected with our lines, we are willing to aocept the knowledge that has been acquired before our time and draw our deductions from premises that others have evolved, in everything that concerns ourselves, and is, therefore, to us the most important, we refuse to be guided or take warning from the experiences of others. A SPLENDID ASSET. A sense of humour under adverse circum- stances is a most desirable possession. It is tho buoyant spirits that float on the stormy seas of trouble and in the end come saiely to port while the heavy-hearted and deepondent souls go under. A perception of the ridiculous is a panacea for many of the woes of existence, and whoever has this consolation is, whatever be the buffets of fortune, not whoUy comfortless. ECONOMICAL AND HEALTHY. The alternate day system for the wearing of clothing is fitrongly advocated by hygienic auth- orities, and the dangers of daily use urged strongly Out clothing, it is also advised. should, upon removal, be hung in a current of fresh air and thoroughly brushed. The practice of placing heavy woollen garments warm from the body and filled with the dust of the streets in closed cupboards is said to be most injurious to health. For shoes, as well as al other wash- able articles of apparel, a thorough airing every other day is advised as being both eco- nomical and healthful. THE WHEEL OF FASHION. Single-breasted coats for the spring termin- ate just below the hips. The sleeves of these are narrow, and the revers run to the waist. The coat gown is to have a special innings this spring. On numbers of smart hats a. cluster of big plumes rear themselves at the back. Bejewelled belts are quite a feature of some dolman-like wraps. Bell-like flowers of chiffon, many inches deep and rather lie ktassels, depend from ribbons on wraps. A wide rever of fur will be seen on a filmy indoor gown. Over dresses are cnught up, and draped into a straight back panel. Bi gbuokles covered with the dress material help much in the decoration of p gown. Caramel brown, in chiffon, veils many differ- ent colours. In cloak-capes light tan corduroy is found to be very effective. Big coloured hats with coloured flowers to match take wide black velvet for trimming. A crowd of gold cloth covered with black net appears on some very smart hats. Tailored costumes of black satin are follow- ing on the ooats of moire Bands of Persian embroidery are used as trimming, the bands fashioning small vests. Black silk fringe makes up some entire dresses —a delicate colouring being used for-the foun- dation. HUG YOUR HAPPINESS. Pay no attention to the woman who despises the small matters of life, which, like the min- utes that make the hours, and, in time, the days are all important in the plan of existence. They are astray in the view-point they take of life. if they are not actual pretenders, who possibly envy you your peace of mind and hapr- heart. It is not a raro thing to see a woman smile pityingly at the piece-of knittmg or iMewoik in a friend's hands, tellin £ ?, as though it were a matter to boast of, how she hates fancy work, etc., although the work in queet.ion may be a blanket for a. baby, or a lace collar for a child, destined to serve their purpose of use unci beauty for many years to come. If you are oocupied with small matters, and are happy, do not let anyone talk you out Of your happiness. WORK SCIENTIFICALLY. The business woman particularly needs to watch the signs of age. Her very business is apt to bring lines upon her before her time. So she needs to fight against them before it is too late. The woman who finds her shoulders getting round from handling heavy suits and coats, boxes or rolls of material should remember that ai! these things can be lifted in a scientific way, to throw the weigh* where it belongs, if she will poise her body properly. Physical culture will teach her this, or if she cannot take physical culture lessons, Let her put her own mind to the subject, and practise a bit in her daily work until she handles the things with which she labours, as an athlete does his aids for building up mufiole. The girl who sits at a desk need not bend her neck forward. Bend the whole body for- ward from the waist. Thus the head will not be out of its proper position on the shoulders. HINTS FOR THE HOME. To keep sandwiches fresh, wrap them in a clean cloth and put them in a clean fish kettle or any clean tin saucepan, and close l:d tightly, Another way is to put in a clean basin and stand in another basin of cold water and cover i close, keeping them in a cool place. Both well tried. Burns.—A simple home-made remedy for a severe burn is tha+ of a paste made of fresh | fat or oil and ordinary flour. This possesses the indisputable adtvrjtage of being easily pro- curable in any household at tho shortest notice, while it is wondejfuliy successful in relieving pain. A small enamel funnel is a cook's valuable friend. For instanoe. put the funnel into R pan of milk. There is no fear of the contend boiling over when you are busy doing things. The milk rises up the funnel tube and falls back into the pan again, saving waste of j milk and also that horrid smell that penetrates all over the house. Buttled Eggs, German Fashion.—Cut a slice from a larp-o. tin loaf, toast it, cut off the crust, butter it thickly, cut into four; put loz. of butter in the frying-pan, melt it; have ready two well-beaten egs,sM50n with salt, pep, and a teaspoonful each of minced shalt (or onion) and capers, add to the butter. Stir till the eggs are yellow and set, put on the squares of toast and send to table at once. A Good Ribbon Cake.—Beat 5oz. of sugar with ilb. of butter to a cream. Then add three eegs, 5oz. of flour, and one teaspoonful of bak- ing powder. Divide the mixture into three equal parts, colour one with cochineal, one with chocolate grated, and leave one its natural oolour. Bake in flat tins the same size; when cold arrange wit.h jam between; snrinkle top with castor tsucrar and cut in slices. This makes a pretty dish for children's parties. CAKES AND PUDDINGS.—No. 16. Sweet Sauce for use with Cakeoma. Puddings. 2 ozs. Butter. 1 dessertspoonful plain Flour. Half a pint of Milk. 2 or 3 tableepoonfuls of Sugar. Flavouring. METHOD. Mix the butter and flour smoothly and put it into an enamel-lined saucepan with the rriilk and sugar and flavouring (which may be a little grated rind of a lemon, nutmeg, or powdered cinnamon, etc., acoording to taste). Keep stir- ring one way over a sham fire, letting it boil for a minute or two. This makes the right quantity for one Cakeoma Pudding—see recipes in previous copies of this paper. Oatmeal Parkin recipe next week. Cakeoma is sold only in 3id. packets by Grocers and Stores everywhere.

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